Senryu : check

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HealthyWage Loss Grapheach day check my weight
it’s gradually going down
challenge, not promise

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Some of you know I’ve started the HealthyWage challenge.  I bet $30 a month (about the price of a gym membership which I had but didn’t go so I cancelled), that I would lose 65 pounds in 6 months.  That fear of losing the money as well as a liking for stickers and awards has kicked a greater resolve.

So far I’ve been losing weight gradually but consistently each day which actually surprised me.  My scale does decimal points so I can see if I lose less than a pound which is helpful.

Generally when I start something like this, since I am also starting an exercise plan at the same time, I don’t lose weight or gain a little and then have a sudden drop.  Maybe I’m not gaining any muscle this time?

I am being semi-good.  Most days I walk around the mall — not all days.  I am adding exercise into my days. Most days I stick to the food plan — not everyday.  But I am ok with most days.  It’s more about changing my thinking to live healthier, not to be a temporary gung-ho Spartan.  I don’t want to crash and burn after a month. I am a little OCD about it though at the moment. My Personalized Weight Loss Challenge is hopefully going to be a permanent lifestyle change.  Crossing my fingers.

HealthyWage gave me a blue 2% weight loss award today.  Yay!  My stomach is whining but I am eyeing the 4% award.  I promise my stomach I’ll give it a salad once I’m done with this post.  Now it’s sulking.  Geez, it’s a spoiled brat.

References:

RDP #20 – CHECK
Ragtag Daily Prompt
Wednesdays from Curious Cat
on Ragtag Community

The Ragtag Daily Prompt now has it’s own blog site called the “Ragtag Community“.  Each day of the week a prompt is presented by a different person.  Today’s is “check” by Curious Cat. Come and participate by posting writing or images evoked by the word and add your pingback or link to the comments there.  Hope to see you at Ragtag Community!

Disclosure:  I went ahead and signed up as a HealthyWage affiliate.  If you join through the links above, I’ll get a commission.  However, they also have a friends link, if you join up by clicking this friends link, it adds a $40 to your HealthyWager award if you complete your goal and $40 to my HealthyWager award if I complete my goal.  We don’t get the $40 if we fail.  I think the $40 is for HealthyWager challenges only and not the other ones like the 6% individual challenge or the team challenge. The HealthyWage affiliate link doesn’t matter if anyone succeeds but there is no benefit for the friend, just for the affiliate no matter what kind of challenge they join. I think joining through the friends link also lets you view your friend on the dashboard: you’ll see their name and what % they’ve lost so far but not the actual weight.  That’s private unless you make it public.

A CBS Atlanta News on a couple of betting weight loss sites including HealthyWage.  Both people who were interviewed in person who did lose weight wagered on the HealthyWage site.

 

Senryu : shaken

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shaken but not stirred
you wanted a martini?
shrugs, we have frappes

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

References:

RDP #12 – SHAKEN
Ragtag Daily Prompt
Tuesdays by leaping toes of Oh, border
on Ragtag Community

The Ragtag Daily Prompt now has it’s own blog site called the “Ragtag Community“.  Each day of the week a prompt is presented by a different person.  Today’s is “shaken” by leaping toes of Oh, border. Come and participate by posting writing or images evoked by the word and add your pingback or link to the comments there.  Hope to see you at Ragtag Community!

Tummy Tuesday
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Senryu : smorgasbord

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got food on the brain
buffets and smorgasbords! yum!
damn this diet! sighs

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

References:

RDP #13 – SMORGASBORD
Ragtag Daily Prompt
Wednesdays from Curious Cat
on Ragtag Community

The Ragtag Daily Prompt now has it’s own blog site called the “Ragtag Community“.  Each day of the week a prompt is presented by a different person.  Today’s is “smorgasbord” by Curious Cat. Come and participate by posting writing or images evoked by the word and add your pingback or link to the comments there.  Hope to see you at Ragtag Community!

Senryu : Limerence

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limerence love
glimmer on the horizon
shimmering shy hopes

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

©M. LaFreniere, all rights reserved for poetry and images.

References:

RDP #10 – LIMERENCE
Ragtag Daily Prompt
Sundays by Martha from I’m a Writer, Yes I am!
on Ragtag Community

The Ragtag Daily Prompt now has it’s own blog site called the “Ragtag Community“.  Each day of the week a prompt is presented by a different person.  Today’s is “limerence” by Martha of I’m a Writer, Yes I am!  Come and participate by posting writing or images evoked by the word and add your pingback or link to the comments there.  Hope to see you at Ragtag Community!